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Discover Rockville, MD: History and Sights

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This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys of Rockville. Discover what Rockville has to offer for its local residents and visiting guests.

About Rockville: From Early Days to Present

As early as 8000 B.C., Rockville was home to semi-nomadic Native Americans. However, by 1700, these indigenous inhabitants had been driven away by English colonists. The only thing they left behind was Sinequa Trail - a carved path that's now downtown Rockville.

The 18th century saw many changes to Rockville. Between 1717-1735, Arthur Nelson obtained its first land patent. Around 1750, Lawrence Owen opened a small inn in the center of Rockville. This small inn became one of the most populated rest areas in the colony of Maryland. In 1776, the Maryland Constitutional Convention made Rockville the seat of the county's government.

Because of this, Rockville grew in prominence. However, its name wasn't coined until 1803. In 1873, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was created; thus, making traveling between Rockville and Washington, D.C. easy. In 1891, Rockville's first trolley service connecting to the Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway was introduced. It ran for four decades but was beaten out by automobiles.

The transformation of Rockville progressed steadily until the Cold War hit. Because of its negative impact, most of Rockville's businesses had to undergo closure and demolition. However, Rockville survived its difficult times. Now, the city is booming with entertainment and art. The Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville Civic Center Park provides different entertainment, and near it is the second home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.


Interstate 270 is the main highway that serves Rockville leading from and to Washington, D.C. To travel locally, Maryland Route 355 is the main commercial roadway through Rockville and neighboring communities. Other state highways in the area are Maryland Route 28, Maryland Route 189, Maryland Route 586, Maryland Route 660, and Maryland Route 911.

Another form of transportation is by train. The Brunswick Line of the MARC commuter rail system runs to and from Washington, D.C.

Demographics of the Area

As of the 2010 census, Rockville's population consisted of 61,209 people.

This included:

  • 60.4% White
  • 20.6% Asian
  • 14.3% Hispanic or Latino
  • 9.6% African American
  • 5.3% Other Race
  • 0.3% Native American

Of this, the census recorded 23,686 households and 15,524 families.

  • 52.3% were married couples
  • 34.5% were non-families
  • 31.8% had children under the age of 18
  • 27.0% were individuals
  • 9.9% had a female householder
  • 9.5% were persons living alone who were 65 or older.
  • 3.4% had a male household

The median income for the households being $100,239.

Rockville Town Center

In 2004, Mayor Larry Giammo announced plans to renovate the Rockville Town Square. Within the past year, the new Rockville Town Center has been transformed. It includes over 27 stores and restaurants, stages, fountains, condominiums, and the Rockville Library. Included in this town center are classes, galleries and programs hosted by the nonprofit Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts).

Learn more about local neighborhood, Willerburn Acres.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: March 5, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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